Smog Contributes to Heart Rythm Disorders

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Smog Contributes to Heart Rythm Disorders
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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 2:39pm

A small study of 25 healthy people without heart disease found detectable changes in the heart's electrical system when the participants were exposed to polluted air.

The findings suggest that air pollution may interfere with the heart's ability to reset its electrical properties in an orderly manner, said the researchers. This can lead to arrhythmias, which can cause sudden cardiac death in some people.


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Do you do anything to avoid or limit smog exposure?

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Registered: 02-09-2002
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 10:16pm

Guess I'm doomed. I live in the 2nd most polluted County in the Nation.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 12:24pm
LOL, well.... good luck with convincing him to move.

Do you do anything else to avoid some of the smog and pollution?